Calvin Delos McOmber papers

Calvin Delos McOmber papers

Dates: 1924-1993

The collection contains family correspondence, information regarding McOmber's mission to Czechoslovakia, published books in Czech, journals, photographs, papers regarding his work in the temple, papers regarding his work in the seminary and institute programs, a reel of mission photographs, legal documents, and ephemera. The ephemera includes postcards, cards, information about their dairy, funeral programs, and election items. There is also some family history relating to David Stout, Daisie Stout Richardson, and Achsah Stout.

  • Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: McOmber, Calvin Delos, 1910-1980
  • Call Number: MSS 6951
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in four series: I. Calvin Delos McOmber Czech mission papers. II. Calvin Delos McOmber personal papers. III. Calvin Delos McOmber career papers. IV: Calvin Delos McOmber family history papers.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Calvin Delos McOmber papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6951; Calvin Delos McOmber papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6951, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Ruth McOmber Pratt in 2008.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ruth McOmber Pratt; 2008.
Other Finding Aids
A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository upon request.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Czechoslovakia--History--Sources; Home and Family; Mormon missionaries--Czechoslovakia--History--Sources; Mormons--Idaho--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Books; Diaries; Letters; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2010.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
McOmber (Calvin Delos) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T11:43-0600
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Biographical History

Calvin Delos McOmber, Jr., was born April 11, 1910. He served a mission to Czechoslovakia from 1934 to 1937. In 1940, he graduated from the University of Utah. He later served in the institute and seminary programs in Idaho. He also served in a stake presidency, and as a stake patriarch. He served in the Idaho Falls temple presidency in 1975. Calvin died November 4, 1980.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts